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Old 12-01-2019, 08:48 PM
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What did you do to your E83 X3 today?

If not to me, then please explain your logic and actions to all those you allege to help. Future festers with whatever problem you have that you're not proclaiming may find solace in your parts cannon firing, would they not?

The only thing that anything you've posted has convinced us of is that you have literally no idea what you're doing with a vehicle. We demand reason, logic and data, not gut feelings.

So for all the new festers, please explain this magical recalibration.
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Old 12-02-2019, 12:20 AM
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Again who made you king of this court!
Demand...what, who, how puts you in such a position to make a "demand" ...of me!
There lies your problem but I informed you of this some time ago.
I don't recall agreeing to accept your "demands" when I signed on to this forum the first time or any other time.
Solutions that you've slightly suggested have had no weight for me.
Your test of knowledge is scattered its obvious and open for all to see...your insecure...and there is an overt lack of a sense of community, give and take the list could go further...

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Old 12-03-2019, 02:35 PM
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What did you do to your E83 X3 today?

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Oh and replaced the battery. Passed the volts test at 12.45 but failed the load test. Almost 4 years with lots of draw, $130 well spent. I canít stress enough how useless a voltage reading is for battery testing.


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Old 12-03-2019, 02:46 PM
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We need to take up a collection and buy Duke some hubcaps for those wheels!

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Old 12-03-2019, 04:29 PM
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We need to take up a collection and buy Duke some hubcaps for those wheels!

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Wire spoke please, like my old Delta 88.


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Old 12-03-2019, 05:29 PM
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Wire spoke please, like my old Delta 88.


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I see you more as a statin spike kind of guy.

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Old 12-03-2019, 05:58 PM
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I see you more as a statin spike kind of guy.

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Those would look much better on the '63 Mack that I was a hair's trigger away from picking up over a decade ago for a fun rat-rod project build.

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Old 12-03-2019, 08:59 PM
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Old 12-03-2019, 10:50 PM
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Closest I could find. These should work just fine...

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Old 12-06-2019, 05:37 AM
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Old 12-06-2019, 06:06 AM
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Those would look great swapped on this one guy's Mariner at work.

Other fun things we've done to him:

-long zip tie around the drive shaft, making an annoying and obscene clicking whenever the car was driven
-little circles of electrical tape over the parking sensors on his dark bumper
-filled his locker with packing peanuts
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Old 12-06-2019, 02:22 PM
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Those would look great swapped on this one guy's Mariner at work.

Other fun things we've done to him:

-long zip tie around the drive shaft, making an annoying and obscene clicking whenever the car was driven
-little circles of electrical tape over the parking sensors on his dark bumper
-filled his locker with packing peanuts
I prefer covering the rain/automatic headlight sensor
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spent. I can't stress enough how useless a voltage reading is for battery testing.
We get tons of no starts on our Volvo forum with lines like " batteryis ok ,12,1 Volts"

I just had a voltage bus problem on my 99 which triggered multilple codes every time I flashed thebrights.

Fixed with an overnight battery charge. Six year, 100k battery in upstate NY

It might be time to let go.
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We get tons of no starts on our Volvo forum with lines like " batteryis ok ,12,1 Volts"

I just had a voltage bus problem on my 99 which triggered multilple codes every time I flashed thebrights.

Fixed with an overnight battery charge. Six year, 100k battery in upstate NY

It might be time to let go.
6 years and it's now flaking out? Definitely time to let it go.
Next time you're stranded, you'll wish you dropped $200 on that AGM.

I replace my batteries after 3-4 years, even if they are fine.
Batteries cells die without warning. Often the first cold of the season will kill it.
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Hmmm... $200 for an AGM every 3-4 years, or $130 for a top line lead acid battery in the same time frame or greater. What is the justification of the AGM again?


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Ssssh. I need these guys to pay idiot AGm tax to keep my parts bill low.

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